Posts Tagged: coffee

Santal Noble

Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble: the son of Mitsouko

Santal Noble is one of my all-time favourite perfumes. I perceive it as a unique interpretation of sandalwood, as different as possibly can be from other classic representatives of this note. It maintains the creamy aspect of the wood but

Santal Noble

Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble: the son of Mitsouko

Santal Noble is one of my all-time favourite perfumes. I perceive it as a unique interpretation of sandalwood, as different as possibly can be from other classic representatives of this note. It maintains the creamy aspect of the wood but

Alexander McQueen Kingdom vs YSL Nu

Is the King[dom] Nu[de]? Almost, but not quite…

Right after discussing the intangibility of the Great Discontinued scent, here I find myself talking about two of them… Kingdom and I have a history that goes two or three years back. I was in love with the bottle long

Alexander McQueen Kingdom vs YSL Nu

Is the King[dom] Nu[de]? Almost, but not quite…

Right after discussing the intangibility of the Great Discontinued scent, here I find myself talking about two of them… Kingdom and I have a history that goes two or three years back. I was in love with the bottle long

Slumberhouse samples 1

Slumberhouse samples part 1

From the first spritz out of this sample collection I knew I had a lot of work to do. Incredibly dense and complex perfumes with a rough edge and strong notes jumping off my skin with claws to grab my

Slumberhouse samples 1

Slumberhouse samples part 1

From the first spritz out of this sample collection I knew I had a lot of work to do. Incredibly dense and complex perfumes with a rough edge and strong notes jumping off my skin with claws to grab my

Sampling at Karpenisi 2

Testing at high altitude, 2

Still on my mountain holidays I have all the time that I need to spray myself with anything I get my hands on and enjoy the surprises. Fleur d’Iris, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (Jean Laporte or Jean Paul Millet Lage

Sampling at Karpenisi 2

Testing at high altitude, 2

Still on my mountain holidays I have all the time that I need to spray myself with anything I get my hands on and enjoy the surprises. Fleur d’Iris, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (Jean Laporte or Jean Paul Millet Lage

Sheltering Skies

Annick Goutal Sables: hotter than July

I have used the term “the odd one out” for another Annick Goutal perfume, Vetiver and for Pomegranate Noir and I use it as a compliment because it takes dare and imagination to create something that clashes with the perfume style a

Sheltering Skies

Annick Goutal Sables: hotter than July

I have used the term “the odd one out” for another Annick Goutal perfume, Vetiver and for Pomegranate Noir and I use it as a compliment because it takes dare and imagination to create something that clashes with the perfume style a

De Profundis

Serge Lutens De Profundis: the mystery remains

I finally got my hands on a decant of De Profundis. I was looking forward to it because it wasn’t received with the usual enthusiasm and this sort of reaction always attracts me. I cannot say that I have deciphered

De Profundis

Serge Lutens De Profundis: the mystery remains

I finally got my hands on a decant of De Profundis. I was looking forward to it because it wasn’t received with the usual enthusiasm and this sort of reaction always attracts me. I cannot say that I have deciphered

...because you can't stuff it!

Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille: Ceci n’est pas une vanille.

This perfume reminded me immediately of Magritte’s question: is it a pipe if you can’t stuff it? Is an image of a pipe the same as a pipe? The treason of images… Vanilla fragrances are not on my radar because

...because you can't stuff it!

Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille: Ceci n’est pas une vanille.

This perfume reminded me immediately of Magritte’s question: is it a pipe if you can’t stuff it? Is an image of a pipe the same as a pipe? The treason of images… Vanilla fragrances are not on my radar because

Fun and Colognes

Fun and Games with the Malones: Introductions

With spring making a grand entrance I was in a playful mood so I decided to have some fun with my Jo Malone bottles. After all the line encourages layering. But first some introductions are in order. Pomegrenate Noir needs no

Fun and Colognes

Fun and Games with the Malones: Introductions

With spring making a grand entrance I was in a playful mood so I decided to have some fun with my Jo Malone bottles. After all the line encourages layering. But first some introductions are in order. Pomegrenate Noir needs no

The importance of being honest

Spicebomb Viktor & Rolf: the importance of being honest

The last mass market release that I remember enjoying was L’Agent by Agent Provocateur. Most of what I have tried was not only boring but at times made me mad because I could see the disrespect for the market in

The importance of being honest

Spicebomb Viktor & Rolf: the importance of being honest

The last mass market release that I remember enjoying was L’Agent by Agent Provocateur. Most of what I have tried was not only boring but at times made me mad because I could see the disrespect for the market in

Vetiver infused Vermouth

Etro Vetiver: Dry Vermouth or Sweet Vetiver?

Looking at my Note Cloud at the bottom of this page I realized that my posts about vetiver fragrances are disproportionate to my love of this ingredient. I love vetiver because it represents the power of earth and the fragility of

Vetiver infused Vermouth

Etro Vetiver: Dry Vermouth or Sweet Vetiver?

Looking at my Note Cloud at the bottom of this page I realized that my posts about vetiver fragrances are disproportionate to my love of this ingredient. I love vetiver because it represents the power of earth and the fragility of